Comparisons and advocacy

advantages and disadvantages with Moodle

 
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advantages and disadvantages with Moodle
 
What kind of advantages and disadvantages can I get with moodle?
 
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Picture of Don Hinkelman
Re: advantages and disadvantages with Moodle
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Hi Jhon,

Nice to get know you.  Where are you from?  What do you teach?

The main advantage of Moodle is the community here which helps you, and gives answers rather quickly.

The main disadvantage of Moodle is also the user community, which expects a lot from you.  First, we expect you to explain who you are and why you are asking that question. We also expect a little more specific details of what you want to know.  So I would start by using a search engine with key  words such as "Moodle LMS reviews".  After reading four or five reviews of Moodle, then you can ask a number of specific questions that will help you, and help us give you relevent opinions.

Is that OK?

Cheers,  Don smile

 
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Hi Don

Nice to know you too

Well, My name is John Cano I´m from Colombia, I´m spanish teacher  and I´m learning English. About the advantages and disadvantages of moodle I could say that I did not know how to use it, and I need to learn, so if you and the community can help me, I will appreciate it.



 
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Picture of Germán Valero
Re: advantages and disadvantages with Moodle
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One of the strong points of Moodle is support for many languages.

You can lok at https://docs.moodle.org/all/es/Manuales_de_Moodle in Spanish, or https://docs.moodle.org/27/en/Moodle_manuals in English, for example.

You can post in Spanish in the Moodle Spanish Forum.

 
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Re: advantages and disadvantages with Moodle
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See for example, "Why Moodle is best?" https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272400.

BTW that forum, Comparisons and advocacy, is the right one.
 
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Picture of Nguyễn Phúc
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Disadvantage with Moodle is that it could not create a test with multi media such as TOEIC, TOEFL in this site: http://lophoc24h.com/gs/luyenthitoeic

 
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Why not? And that should include all interationally recognised ESOL tests such as  Cambridge KET, PET, FCE, CAE, BEC, & IELTS.

 
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that link is empty?  Can't see what you mean.

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moi!!! it is what is is...
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My understanding is that TOEIC, TOEFL are not ESOL, they are American language standards [shuddering at the last three words-an oxymoron when considering Webster's "contributions" to misspeaking English]. Besides, Moodle cannot be all things to all people, a rubbish idea, and likely cannot encompass all the various um..um.. standards.    

 
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They are all international tests to test English to English non native speakers for employment, immigration, and education. ESOL is big business for moodle, bigger than oil.

 
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I'm rather fond of the seppoes version of English.

 
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Picture of john Simpson
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I had to look that one up. Don't you mean seppo? Apparently it's a derogatory meaning for American English.

 
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Back on topic starting from Nguyen's question. I don't see it a problem in using moodle for testing or providing courses in preparation of ESOL tests. Such students need to be tested on their listening, speaking and reading skills. We can thank the flexibility of moodle quizes, and poodll for that. installing the poodll plugins for moodle is a must for language teachers.

 
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